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Beautiful Open Gardens in The Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale AONB

Perhaps it’s at this time of year that our thoughts turn to the beautiful Open Gardens that we have. Here in the dales, do we have more than our fair…


The Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in Masham 2 until 5 June 2022

If you are here in the glorious Yorkshire Dales over the weekend of the Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebrations be sure to visit Masham! Their programme of events is outstanding, starting…


The Dawn Chorus!

Did you know that there is a Dawn Chorus Day? I had no idea and this year it’s on Sunday 1 May 2022. The dawn chorus is always the male…


Spooktacular Fun at Lightwater Valley

Something spooky is coming to Lightwater Valley this Half Term from Saturday, 24th – Saturday, 31st October.


May Bank Holiday Fun at Lightwater Valley Friday 8th – Sunday 10th May 2020

With over 30 rides and attractions, Lightwater Valley offers families an amazing value day out in Yorkshire. Visitors can brave the longest rollercoaster in Europe – The Ultimate, with a ride time approaching 6 minutes.


Carols by Candlelight at Fountains Abbey in Ripon

What a lovely Christmassy experience we had last Sunday in the run up to Christmas.  A short walk takes us from Fountains Abbey reception to the abbey itself, a most impressive building as you would expect from a World Heritage Site.


Our visit to Alice in Winterland at Lightwater Valley Theme Park by Millie, Daughter and Grand Daughter

On 21 November, Country Hideaways was invited to an exclusive night for the opening of Alice In Winterland at Lightwater Valley, so of course I said that I would like to go too. On our drive up to the car park, through the trees we could see some lovely brightly coloured lights. ‘What are they?’ we all thought. When we went in, one of the first things we saw was a pair of upside-down blue legs in a hole - obviously this was Alice when she falls down the rabbit hole. We looked to our left and there was a giant rabbit lantern, and we hadn't even seen anything compared to what was on its way!


Great things happening in July in Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale AONB

Great things are going to be happening in the glorious Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale AONB this July.


Be a Ranger for the Day in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Calling all children who are eight and over! Did you know you can experience being a ranger in the glorious Yorkshire Dales National Park for the day and see for yourselves just what rangers do during their working day. There are various days to choose from and various venues too! Just bring yourselves and your enthusiasm along with snacks, drink and packed lunch and probably your wellies, oh and you need to bring an adult with you also! Don’t forget!


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone, hope you have an excellent evening no matter where you are! Hope you’re looking forward to 2018, may you enjoy good health, happiness and peace. Talking of next year, lots going on in the

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